The City of Knox will start hosting weekly opportunities to play at the new pickleball courts in Wythogan Park and community members have a chance to get involved in a game tonight.Continue reading
Interest in pickleball continues to grow in Knox and Winamac. The expansion of the Winamac Town Park’s pickleball facilities last year has proven to be a good decision. That’s what Jon Chapman told the rest of the town’s park board last Thursday.Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered a resolution related to the water and wastewater utilities and the splash pad in Wythogan Park when they met Tuesday night.Continue reading
The City of Knox is hosting a free concert in Wythogan Park tomorrow night!Continue reading
The entryway widening project at Wythogan Park is expected to get started once the busy season ends.Continue reading
A car and bike show, outdoor concerts, and movies are just some of the events planned for this summer at Wythogan Park. The Knox School Board got an update last week from board member Gary Dulin, who serves as the school board’s representative on the Knox Park Board.Continue reading
The Starke County Park Board has gotten $5,000 toward a planned Yellow River access point, but where exactly it will be built remains to be determined. Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development Jessica Martinovic presented the park board with a check during Tuesday’s meeting.Continue reading
The possibility of hiring outside help for a future parking lot project at Wythogan Park was discussed by Mayor Dennis Estok during the last Knox City Council meeting.Continue reading
Starke County Court Services representatives will host a Fall-o-Ween Family Fun Fest event today for those participating in home detention supervision. Activities, food and prizes will be given to participants and their family members during the festivities at Wythogan Park in Knox.
A 1970 American LaFrance Aero Chief Fire Truck that made its way from Stark County, Ohio to Starke County, Indiana has a new home at the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department thanks to a local donor.
The truck has a boom that extends up to 90 feet and is fully functional. Assistant Fire Chief Dave Pearman said department officials are extremely grateful to Melba Shilling for providing this donation. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok shared Tuesday night that there will be a special show on the performance stage at Wythogan Park tonight, prior to the showing of ‘Paddington 2.’ Continue reading
A day packed full of fun activities for the family can be found in the City of Knox today.
The 6th annual Moving Starke County Forward Walking Challenge began July 1 and continues through Oct. 31.
The Town of Hamlet will once again contribute to the Knox fireworks display. The town council Wednesday approved a $150 donation for this year’s fireworks, according to Hamlet Clerk-Treasurer Kristina Pitts. That amount is unchanged from last year.
A public hearing over the final version of 5-Year Parks Master Plan was held prior to last Thursday’s Knox City Council meeting.
Troyer Group Landscape Architect Mike Reese led the public hearing. During this process, he’s been coordinating with city officials and gathering public input about Heritage Park, Sandy Acres, Wythogan Park and potential new park. Continue reading
The Wythogan Skate Park, which is currently closed and in need of repairs, was discussed during last Monday’s park plan public hearing as well as the regular Knox Park Board meeting.
During the public hearing for the 5-year Master Plan for Knox Parks, Architect Mike Reese with the Troyer Group mentioned the conditions of the skate park, saying that much of the equipment and materials are damaged and in need of upgrades. He said, judging from survey results, Knox residents were in favor of renovating the skate park rather than removing it. Continue reading
Park Superintendent George Byer told members about a recent string of spray-painting related vandalism that has been reported in various places around the city, including Wythogan Park.
Byer said he spotted a blue can of spray paint on a picnic table while doing a run through of the park on Saturday.
However, due to the high waters, he didn’t get a chance to investigate the scene until Sunday morning. Though the graffiti he found was reportedly small and easily fixed, he said while discussing the incident with police he learned the park wasn’t the only place that was hit. Continue reading
Several community members, as well as a few city officials, sat in during Monday night’s public hearing for the Knox Parks 5-Year Master Plan.
Architect Mike Reese with the Troyer Group explained that a draft master plan was written up with suggestions from the initial public hearing, the stakeholder meetings, the community survey and recommendations from the DNR. Continue reading
After spending many days closed due to flooding, Wythogan Park in Knox has reopened.
According to a press release from the Mayor’s Office, the park is now open to the public but visitors are still urged to be cautious. Stay away from the river bank and any other areas where there is standing water. Continue reading
Knox Park Board members considered setting the dates for the Movies in the Park events that they’re planning to bring back this summer.
Park Board President Autumn Ferch explained that in order to start coordinating with the movie provider about what films would be available, she needed to have a set schedule of dates. Continue reading